Paul Sas of Xander Fly Rods recently finished a Steffen Brothers 7'6" 3/4 weight build which shows off his talent as an up and coming Romanian rod builder.
Paul wrote... "I started building rods about eight or nine years ago. A friend of mine bought a fly rod blank from Cabela's. I think it was a kit but I'm not sure. He came to me for some advices knowing I build things which at that time I was building wood custom lures which are called wobblers. Shortly I realized this is what I want to do so I quit building lures. I just had the nostalgia remembering how I build fishing rods in the childhood with my grandfather using wild hazelnuts wood rods. I used to fish those rods by just attaching the line on the top of the rod and a strike indicator made from cork or goose feather, adding lead for balance, and fishing with worms."
Steffen Brothers Build Information:
Blank - 7'6'' Three Piece 3/4 Weight
Grip - Custom Flor Grade Cork
Reel Seat - REC Amboyna
Guides - PacBay Guides
Agate Guide - Struble
Winding Check - Struble
Thread - Pearshall Silk
Finish - Thread Master Epoxy
Check out the Xander Fly Rods website for more information and photographs of this build and others that Paul has recently completed.